Tag Archives: Democratic Party

Why are There So Many Democratic Candidates for President?

Divisions inside political parties and easy ways for candidates to raise money are among the reasons why.

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Will Clinton Presidency Close the Gender Gap?

Women have made remarkable strides in politics but a Hillary Clinton White House would still have to contend with continuing sexism against women in public life.

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Midterm Elections: Too Few Minority Politicians?

Seventy-one percent of elected officials in the US are men. Nine in 10 are white, even though people of color are more than 37% of the population. And indeed, there is ample evidence that white voter bias has stood in the way of racial/ethnic minority candidates. Also the reason for fewer racial and ethnic elected officials winning office is that we have few racial and ethnic minority candidates running for office.

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Will New York Elect Its First Female Governor?

New York politics is still, in many ways, an “Old Boys Club.” Not only has a woman never served as governor, but there has also never been a female mayor of New York City — the two most powerful positions in the state. Zephyr Teachout is hoping to make history by being the first woman elected governor in New York.

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